SB 219, Local Government Options for Alcohol Delivery & Mix Drinks To Go

Municipal Impact
Position
Contact

Sen. Frank Ginn
District 47
Contact Info

Support
Michael McPherson, (678) 686-6390
Last Updated:
Subject Area:
Resources:
10/20/2021
Alcoholic Beverages | Economic Development and Redevelopment |
bill text

This bill would local governments to opt out of alcohol delivery by resolution. The bill allows restaurants to sell mixed drinks to go (for customer pick up). Mixed drinks may contain up to 3oz of alcohol and no more than 2 mixed drinks per entrée may be sold per customer. Local governments are given the ability to opt out of allowing mixed drinks to go by resolution.

The bill would further allow breweries and distilleries to transfer production between owned locations and set Department of Revenue reporting requirements.

For Breweries: The bill would remove the daily limit on retail sales for on-site consumption, yet hold in place the 288oz limit per person, per day for off-site consumption. It would further increase the maximum allowable annual retail sales threshold from 3,000 barrels to 6,000 barrels.

For Distilleries: The bill would remove the daily limit on retail sales per person for on-site consumption, yet hold in place the 4,500ml limit per person, per day for off-site consumption. Retail sales would be limited to sales at no more than 3 owned locations. The annual retail sales limit would change from 750 barrels a year to the difference between total aggregate production and total aggregate retail sales each quarter.

BILL STATUS
3/31/2021 - Withdrawn and Recommitted in House

Votes

3/5/2021 Senate Vote #143 Yea - 42 Nay - 1 Not Voting - 6 Excused - 7
3/5/2021 Senate Vote #127 Yea - 32 Nay - 17 Not Voting - 2 Excused - 5